There is a lot of stuff about my legal experience at the bottom of this page.
In brief, I qualified as a Solicitor in 1992 and as a Family Mediator in 1996. I cannot think of anyone in Devon or Somerset or anywhere else for that matter who has a been a member of more Family Law and Mediation Specialist Panels or Committees.
At the moment I am the Chair of the Devon region of Resolution, I am a member of the Law Society Children Panel and am Accredited by the Law Society as a Family Mediator. I am also a Resolution Accredited Specialist Family Lawyer and Collaborative Family Lawyer.
In the past I have also been a member of the Law Society Family Law Committee (a national committee) and a Trustee of the Family Mediators Association. I was also one of the first mediators accredited by Resolution and was a member of the Law Society Family Law Panel. You can only do so much at a time though.
I founded my own practice in 2013. Before this I have been a partner with a leading family law team in Exeter and have worked in Bristol, Plymouth, Southampton, Rugby and Tunbridge Wells.
More about me
I am not just a lawyer.
I have been married for over 20 years and with my wife, I am a parent of four children.
I have lived in East Devon for over 15 years.
My hobby is running. I took this up in 2004 after a mega diet when I lost around 6 stone in weight. Running seemed a good hobby to keep me healthy. I enjoy running through the East Devon countryside and along the coastal path. When I am fit enough, I run local races which have included the Taunton Marathon in 2007, The Grizzly (6 times), The Honiton Hippo, The Bicton Blister, The Drogo 10 and more. In 2015, I ran the London Marathon for local charity Balloons. I never liked running at school (I was once lapped in an 800 meters) but I enjoy it now. Below are some of the pics from London.
We have a cat (I have never been a dog person). I follow Southampton FC and I enjoy listening to music. Unfortunately I could never get the hang of playing guitar (my 11 year old is much much better than I ever was).
My Career in Family Law
This graphic now needs a bit of updating which I have not had the chance to do yet.
In 2013 I stood down from the board of FMA. The travel to meetings in London and Manchester was too much with the demands of getting the business going.
In 2014 I returned to the Chair of Devon Resolution. We have had a great time reshaping what we do and we are now holding our second annual conference.
I have participated in the launch of the Devon Peninsula Family Drug and Alcohol Court.
I have also expanded this firm from just being me, to becoming a team.
More news is in the pipeline…